Vindskip™ is a hybrid merchant vessel for sustainable sea transport, driven by the wind and LNG. A state of the art design as per 2012 is holding a Norwegian Patent and a WIPO PCT International Patent on the concept.

The concept
The unique is the shape of the hull, both above and below the water line.
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About Lade AS
Company Lade AS was established in 2010 to develop the project Vindskip™.
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Video
Watch the animation video describing the concept behind the project Vindskip™.
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LNG propulsion system
Rolls-Royce devising LNG propulsion system
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Seminars
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Articles
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International Windship Association IWSA
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Weather Routing Module version Vindskip™
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Media
Die Welt (Ger)
Segelnder Frachter soll Schifffahrt revolutionieren... (Germany)

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BBC (Eng)
'Greener' freight key to more sustainable global trade...

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Journal du Net (Fra)
Ces moyens de transport ne ressemblent à rien de connu jusqu'à présent... (France)

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Next Generation Ship Award

HM King Harald of Norway will present the awards when they are announced at the Opening Conference on June 2.

“The determination and hard work behind achievements in the maritime industry is not to be taken lightly. It is thus fitting that the new Nor-Shipping 2015 Awards trophy weighs in at a whopping six kilograms,” says Nor-Shipping Director Vidar Pederstad.

An independent jury has been set up for each award in order to bring in unique competence particular to that award’s criteria.

Next Generation Ship Award

The Next Generation Ship Award honors the most promising design for ships that will be at sea in the coming decade, with the ship project demonstrating the greatest advances and innovation in design receiving the award. The design is assessed with respect to energy efficiency, innovation, suitability and flexibility, technology utilization, safety and security and environmental sustainability. All ship types are given equal consideration, regardless of size or segment. DNV GL returns as Nor-Shipping’s partner for this award, lending its industry expertise.

The nominees are:

Vindskip

Developed by Lade AS, Vindskip is a hybrid eco-efficient vessel designed to use wind for propulsion in conjunction with an LNG-fuelled main engine for sustainable transport at sea. Inspired by the aerospace industry and the sailing environment, its unique aspect is the design of the hull, both above and under water. In appropriate wind conditions, the hull shape resembles a symmetrical airfoil as it generates an aerodynamic lift pulling the ship forward. Estimated fuel savings will be up to 60 percent according to computer testing, animation and logging of data on board an in-service reference ship.

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